Columbia City United Methodist Church
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Fruitful Congregation

Fruitful Congregation Journey

Book Summaries

In September, 2015, our church embarked on a Fruitful Congregation Journey. Brenda Marty, Tamera Parker, Kay Fleck, Cindy Baker, Lyn Yoder, Judith Hays and Jim Fleck, along with Rev. David Arnold, have been meeting to study, learn, and reflect how CCUMC can become a fruitful congregation. In the course of our study, we have read eight books. Monthly, you will find a summary of one of the books in the newsletter. If you're interested in reading the book or studying it in one of your classes, please contact one of the study team members above. For a summary of the book or video, download the linked .pdf below.

Renovate or Die: Ten Ways to Focus Your Church on Mission, by Bob Farr with Kay Kotan

Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results by Lovett H Weems, Jr & Tom Berlin

Direct Hit: Aiming Real Leaders at the Mission Field by Paul D. Borden 

Taking Your Church to the Next Level by Doug Anderson on Number 144935288

Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples by Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger 

The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw & Eric Swanson